Pretenders by Talk Of The Town
04, Sat Apr 2020
Rocknrollas , Rocknrollas Paisley
After many years of playing the wedding/private function/corporate events circuit, Sharon & Jack decided to try something different.
Acknowledging the rise of the “Tribute Scene” and after much deliberating, we decided to give it a go!
Sharon has always been a huge fan of Hynde’s music and voice and so got to work on the distinctive look and unmistakable contralto vocals of one of the most iconic women in rock history – Chrissie Hynde!
A twist of fate found a friend introducing us to Rupert (Keyboards), who amazingly was an Ex-Pretender!
We met with Rupert, who was keen to come along and jam with the Band and we were delighted to have him … albeit a rather nervous first rehearsal night – Rupert had after all played with Chrissie on two World Tours and at Live Aid in 1985 at The JFK Stadium in Philadelphia!
We were all absolutely thrilled when Rupert agreed to join us paying homage to Chrissie / Pretenders music.
Our friends and fellow musicians; Janice Carruthers and Andy Lawrie, who are committed to other musical projects join us on stage when they can. Janice is Sharon’s co-pilot, mirroring Chrissie’s harmonies perfectly and Andy is another fantastic Keyboard player, who will stand-in on occasion.
As the UKs only Tribute to the music of The Pretenders, and with Chrissie Hynde back in vogue, interest in the Band is growing.
Many thanks for visiting our Page – for those who enjoy a night of live Pretenders music, hope to see you at one of our gigs soon.
TOTT 🙂 … Keep Music Live